Cars from the 1960s are a dime a dozen at most Concours events, so if you really want to stand out, you have to bring something truly unique. This one-off custom coachbuilt Bentley S2 wagon with the face from a Mercedes W112 is for sale. We think it fits the bill nicely.
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According to in St. Louis, Missouri, this 1960 Bentley S2 "Wendler" was commissioned by an anonymous buyer in New York City. Because Mercedes refused to build a W112-generation station wagon in-period, the buyer decided to take matters into their own hands, commissioning this wagon custom-job from German coachbuilder Wendler Karosseriebau, a shop that was involved with making the bodywork for the Porsche 550 Spyder and 718 RSK. The result is a sort of Bentley-Mercedes hybrid, using several Mercedes-sourced panels and trim pieces (including the headlights) with a Bentley chassis and drivetrain underneath. The inside is stunning, with perfect red leather and a rear hatch area lined in wood. The rear seat backs fold flat allowing for an enormous loading space.
Despite it being a coachbuilt one-off, the car is in spectacular condition thanks to a full restoration performed by Automotive Restorations, Inc. of Stratford, CT from 2012 to 2013. After that, it was shown at the Amelia Concours d'Elegance, along with a handful of other classic car events. Now, it's for sale at Hyman Ltd. . It's hard to put a price on a unique one-off car such as this one, but considering the build quality and present condition, we'd say it's a fair price.